The City of Turtles

A theatrical adventure game according to the rules of the road. By Klaus Fehling and André Erlen.

How do we imagine the everyday life of a homeless person in our city? Which places, which paths are significant? What ideas do hares have about the world of tortoises?
Join the players of this fantastic adventure game in hostels, soup kitchens and clothing stores. Rediscover the streets of our city and try to play by the rules of those who know their way around. Try not to forget what you are: a hare in the world of turtles.

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"You can win or lose.What hand you have in your hand and what is in front of you on the table only plays a small role. Whether you play well or badly is secondary. You can always lose. Anyone. If you want to win, you should at least know that."

K. Fehling, from "The City of Turtles

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"Tortoises can tell more about the road than hares."

Khalil Gibran

Dates

First performance: 20 May 2015
Start: Lutherkirche, Martin-Luther-Platz, 50677 Cologne - other venues: Straßen Südstadt, vacant apartment building, Johanneshaus, Stollwerk playground, Virngstreff e.V.
Structure: The audience goes through the play in small groups of 4. One group every 20 minutes. All groups start at the Luther Church and end at the Vringstreff. When you buy a ticket, it is valid for a certain time.
Duration: approx. 95 min.

Cast

Performers: Nour Almahmoud, Marko Berger, Ivana C., Mic Check, Hafia Erlen, Deniz Gültekin, Yannick Hehlgans, Anja Jazeschann, Margaux Kier, Stefan H. Kraft, Wiebke Kuttner, Pietro Micci, Doris Otto, Bernd Rehse, Sonia Rivero, Erna Runge, Malin Schindler, Miriam Schindler, Karl-Heinz Strack, Christian Walther, Patric Welzbacher, Klaus Maria Zehe
Idea and concept: André Erlen and Klaus Fehling
Director: André Erlen
Text: Klaus Fehling
Production design and costume design: Petra Maria Wirth
Lighting and technical direction: Boris Kahnert
Project management: Ingrid Schindler
Text assistance: Sonja Rivero
Gaming dramaturge: Angelo Lancuba
Assistantdirector : Charlie Brown
Graphics: Bernd Hartwig "Office for Usefulness
Public relations: Jens Ofiera, neurohr & andrä


© A project by Futur3 and Sommerblut Kulturfestival
In collaboration with: Südstadt Leben e.V., Johanneshaus Köln and Vringstreff e.V.
With the kind support of: Kunst hilft geben für Arme und Wohnungslose in Köln e.V. and Theaterakademie Köln.
Kind thanks to: Diakoniehaus Salierring, Uwe Hammes (Riphahn Restaurant) and Foodsharing e.V.

Production + Partner

A project by Futur3 and Sommerblut Kulturfestival
In collaboration with: Südstadt Leben e.V., Johanneshaus Köln and Vringstreff e.V.
With the kind support of: Kunst hilft geben für Arme und Wohnungslose in Köln e.V. and Theaterakademie Köln.
Kind thanks to: Diakoniehaus Salierring, Uwe Hammes (Riphahn Restaurant) and Foodsharing e.V.

Funded by:
Cultural Office of the City of Cologne | Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia | Socioculture Fund

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